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How Social Media Can Land You a Job — and Lose You One, Too!

There was a time one hundred years ago when Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone that people were skeptical just as they were at any time in history when change was inevitable or a great new idea or invention materialized. It happened with Christopher Columbus’ designs on sailing to the New World and just about with everything else. People were afraid the telephone would ruin civilization, hurt relationships, break up families…Today it is no different with social media, the online places and sites where people are in constant communing with one another and simultaneously—potentially—millions. Amazingly, people are skittish and afraid. Eventually with time they will come around with social media. No doubt, it’s here to stay as a primary source of communication that will continue to evolve.

Facebook and Linkedin.com are among the most used and widely known. But many companies fear the power of social media and how staff can hurt their image, give away their secrets and in general waste time and money by employees who veg out on these sites during working hours. Did you know that today, even some big-name bank corporations do not allow access to Linkedin.com on their computers? Some agencies have closed out Facebook access from their IT systems? (Sounds a little like Egypt, doesn’t it?) Eventually, like everything else, the corporate world will not feel it necessary to “block” social media sites. In fact, it’s the wise business, big or small, that realizes the endless benefits to be gained by dipping into the keyboard and clicking a mouse on the screen. Change is a process, sometimes a lengthy one with ten steps backwards for every one step forward. Give it time. The social media concept is still very new on the timeline of civilization.

via The 405 Club: The Un-Employment Support Network in New York & Beyond! · How Social Media Can Land You a Job — and Lose You One, Too!.

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Top 9 Job Sites to Bookmark for Your Career Search.

Approximately 84% of employees in North America plan to look for new jobs in 2011, according to a recent survey by global talent management firm Right Management. Put them alongside those who are unemployed, and you have a whole lot of people searching for work.

If you happen to be in either of those positions, it’s essential to get organized about your job search by understanding what information and resources are available to you on the major job sites.

Over the years, job boards have become more than just job search sites — many now offer additional resources and functionalities to job seekers. After the jump are nine of the top job sites, including a few of the basics, that boast valuable services beyond job postings.

via The 405 Club: The Un-Employment Support Network in New York & Beyond! · Top 9 Job Sites to Bookmark for Your Career Search..

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